Columns

An Invite. A Respite. I’m In Flight. Alright… Doris!

Recently I received an invitation to speak at the Out Loud Author Series in Turner Valley/Black Diamond, Alberta. This is a small but very prestigious festival near Calgary that attracts some very notable Canadians from the world of music and … Continue reading

Dill Garden Potatoes

Recipe One of my favourite things in my vegetable garden right now is the potatoes. They have so much more flavour than the potatoes we will buy in the store throughout the winter. Tender, with just a touch of sweetness, … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 180914

As a northern MPP I freely admit to readers that my northern NDP colleagues and I have a natural tendency when in Queen’s Park to primarily focus upon how matters affect the people living in northern regions of this province. … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column- Sears pensioners’ court battles could have been avoided

We often hear how important it is for Canadians to prepare themselves for retirement.   That advice is definitely solid, but there have been instances where people have seen their preparations whither, in part or entirely, when a company fails. Yet … Continue reading

Baked Butter Garlic Shrimp

Recipe This is a quick and simple way to bake flavourful shrimp with little fuss. We made it this past weekend to serve alongside steak and I loved how easy it was to make and just throw in the oven. … Continue reading

Esports – The New Cash Career For Kids

If you’re over 50 and reading this, you better sit down. No, not on the couch. Sit over there in the corner on an uncomfortable chair and be prepared to be confused. You know how your parents told you to … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – NAFTA by any other name could be the acceptable solution

When the US and Mexico announced a trade agreement signed without Canadian involvement in late August many observers were wondering if it marked the end of the North American Trade Agreement.  Adding fuel to that speculation was President Trump’s declaration … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 18-09-07

While I have never claimed to be an artist or have any particular artistic skills, any lack of my own artistic talents has never prevented me from appreciating the creativity of others. A society’s arts – be they visual, musical, … Continue reading

Rappers Insulting Rappers – None Too Subtle

So Canadian rapper Drake had to reschedule his August tour with the American band Migos when band member Offset (that is his name, not an imbalance issue) was arrested in Georgia. Offset is facing four charges – two for gun … Continue reading

Recipe Thank you to one of our customers for sharing this recipe with us. She makes the following cake at Christmas to give as gifts and said everyone loves it. It seemed appropriate to share it now with apple season … Continue reading